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Release Date: April 26, 2017

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office



  • Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby, center, is joined by a host of Chickasaw Nation and Johnston County dignitaries and community members in a ribbon cutting ceremony for four new and renovated facilities on the Chickasaw Nation Campus on East 6th Street. The buildings dedicated April 25 include a new Chickasaw Nation Head Start building, Tishomingo Senior Center and Tishomingo Community Center. A renovated former clinic now accommodates the Tishomingo Area Office and Chickasaw Youth Club.

TISHOMINGO, Okla. – Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby led April 25 dedication ceremonies for four new and renovated facilities on the Chickasaw Nation Campus on East 6th Street.

Education, youth services, elder services, and a sense of community will all be enhanced as a result of the new facilities.

Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby said that every service offered by the Chickasaw Nation in the Tishomingo area can be accessed on the new campus.

“The development of this campus means the growth of Chickasaw Nation programs and services in this area,” Gov. Anoatubby said.

“It means that accessing these services will be more convenient than ever before, and it means that many generations of Chickasaws who might not otherwise meet are going to gather as one community.”

The campus consists of a new Tishomingo Head Start building, Tishomingo Senior Center and Tishomingo Community Center.

A renovated former clinic now accommodates the Tishomingo Area Office and Chickasaw Youth Club.

New facilities are designed to benefit Chickasaws of all ages and walks of life, from pre-school to elders, and each facility provides vital services, from health and wellness programs to education and community fellowship.

Chickasaw Nation Tishomingo Head Start

The new Tishomingo Head Start building includes more than 12,000 square feet for classroom space, an indoor play room, safe room, and cafeteria. The new building will serve about 60 children in the area.

Chickasaw Nation Tishomingo Senior Center

The 7,748-square-foot Chickasaw Nation Senior Center is a place for Chickasaw and Native American elders to gather and participate in a wide variety of activities.

The building includes an exercise room, craft room, computer room and safe room, along with a commercial grade kitchen and dining area.

Chickasaw Nation Tishomingo Community Center

With 8,200 square-feet, the community center features a banquet room that will accommodate up to 450 people, as well as a full kitchen. The center is equipped with a training room and an audio-visual system to support a wide variety of activities.

Tishomingo Area Office

The area office offers a conference room, 10 offices, large reception area, an exercise room and a break room.

Chickasaw Youth Club

Serving more than 90 young people, the Chickasaw Youth Club offers a large, open play room, computer room, music room, dining area, safe room, locker area, a library and offices, as well as an outdoor play area.

The new facilities are adjacent to the new Tishomingo Clinic and Wellness Center.

For more information about Chickasaw Nation programs and services available in the Tishomingo area, please call 580-371-9512, or visit www.Chickasaw.net.

Last Updated: 09/16/2016